The fourth edition of the EU Datathon, the European Commission’s open data competition, has been launched. It seeks applications that link and use databases of at least one of the thousands of EU institutions, agencies, and bodies, and can be integrated into business models or solutions of social importance. The total prize fund is EUR 100,000 and the aim of the Datathon is to demonstrate the potential of open data for today’s society.
New approaches and solutions through the use of open data are sought for the following important objectives set by the European Union:
Challenge 1: A European Green Deal
Challenge 2: An Economy That Works for People
Challenge 3: A New Push for European Democracy
Challenge 4: A Europe Fit For the Digital Age
Proposals and a brief description can be submitted by 3 May to https://op.europa.eu/en/web/eudatathon
Three solutions to each challenge (or a total of 12 solutions) will be further developed to be presented on 13-15 October at the 18th European Week of Regions and Cities in Brussels – an event attracting over 9000 participants from all over the world. Then the winners will be announced. The participants in each category will receive the following prizes:
First place: EUR 12 000
Second place: EUR 8 000
Third place: EUR 5 000
The fourth edition of EU Datathon 2020 is organized by the Publications Office of the European Union, in close collaboration with the European Commission Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy (DG Regio). Queries can be sent to OP-DATATHON@publications.europa.eu.